President Donald Trump has now formally initiated the process of withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization, WHO.
There is a one year notice period for membership in WHO. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric confirms that the United States has warned his resignation.
Thus, the United States may resign from the organization on July 6, 2021. Unless the Democrats supposed presidential candidate, Joe Biden, wins the November election and stops the process.
Senator Robert Menendez, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, criticizes the decision.
Congress has been notified that the President officially withdrew the United States WHO amid a pandemic, he writes on Twitter Tuesday.
Calling Trump’s efforts against Covid chaotic and incoherent does not do it justice. This will not protect American lives and interests – it leaves Americans sick and America alone.
Covid-19 is the disease that can cause the coronavirus.
Has criticized WHO for corona handling
Trump announced in May that the United States – which is the largest WHO contributor – will no longer be a member of the WHO.
In April, Trump suspended the cash flow , accusing the organization of promoting China’s “false information” about the corona outbreak.
Then he threatened that the US would stop its payments permanent and completely withdraw from the UN agency, if not WHO committed to “comprehensive improvements” within 30 days.
At the time, he said, the U.S. would instead “redirect the money to others global and worthily urgent needs in public health “.
According to Trump, WHO made a number of mistakes and reacted late in the course of the coronavirus, which made the pandemic worse.
Donald Trump is also accusing WHO for having concealed important information and disproportionately praised China.